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EP Committee Approves Hungary Commissioner Candidate Várhelyi

The European Parliament’s (EP) Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) did not declare a conflict of interest for the new French, Hungarian, and Romanian Commissioner designates at its meeting on Tuesday, according to Hungarian Fidesz MEP József Szájer, the only Hungarian member of the committee in Brussels. Thus, the approval process for Olivár Várhelyi …

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Orbán: Pro-migration Forces Interested in Removing Erdogan

Turkey is instrumental in stopping the “wave of millions of migrants” on their way towards Hungary and Europe, although the Hungarian opposition cannot or will not understand that, Prime minister Viktor Orbán told public Kossuth Radio on Friday. Any attempt to remove Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s from office would be in …

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Von der Leyen okays Hungaryʼs candidate for commissioner

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has approved Thierry Breton and Olivér Várhelyi as the nominees for her administration from France and Hungary, respectively, after previous candidates were vetoed by European lawmakers, euronews.com reported Tuesday. EC President-elect Ursula von der Leyen (photo: Olaf Kosinsky / Wikipedia) The French businessman …

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Putin in Budapest: Russia to further Deepen Ties with Hungary

Russia considers Hungary an important partner in supplying gas to Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest on Wednesday. The mechanism allowing Hungary and Russia to cooperate at the highest level has been in place for several years now and has …

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Orbán after Putin Meeting: Russia, West Cooperation in Hungary’s Interest

Hungary’s interest lies in the improvement of cooperation between the West and Russia, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Budapest on Wednesday. Hungary also benefits if relations between western and eastern Europe, NATO, and Russia are good, the prime minister said. Orbán …

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Russian-Hungarian Summit: Gazprom, Rosatom leaders held talks in Budapest

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó met leaders of Russia’s national gas company Gazprom and Russian nuclear energy giant Rosatom for talks in Budapest on Wednesday. After talks with Gazprom’s chief executive Alexei Miller, Szijjarto said that Hungary’s gas supplies had “never been this secure” and added that “for the first time …

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Orbán: Govt Ready to Work with Cooperative Local Councils

The government is ready to “cooperate with all mayors and local councils that are themselves ready to cooperate,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in parliament’s opening autumn session on Monday. Referring to the recent local elections, Orbán said that “everybody, regardless of party affiliation, must work for Hungary and the Hungarian …

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The Left-liberal Opposition Takes Over Budapest

Apart from certain important cities, the country remained orange in general, while in Budapest, the joint opposition scored a much-awaited and in certain districts, a very surprising victory. Analysts agree this might bring a new era in domestic politics. No pollster predicted Gergely Karácsony’s victory. What is more, his triumph was rather …

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The Stakes of Upcoming Local Elections Through Experts’ Eyes

According to political analysts, the upcoming municipal election might have the highest stakes out of all the local elections since the regime change in Hungary.  Although not necessarily for government parties, more likely this year’s municipal election will be decisive for the whole Hungarian opposition. The fate of these political …

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Orbán in Italy: Christian Democratic State Has Been Built in Hungary

Hungary has in recent years postulated a political and state model: it has constructed a Christian democratic state, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a meeting of the national-conservative Brothers of Italy (FdI) party in Rome on Saturday. This model works and is successful, Orbán said. The political success is obvious: Hungary’s …

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Pollsters: Who Will Likely Be the Next Mayor of Budapest?

With the local elections just around the corner, we take a look at the chances of mayoral candidates in Budapest. Will Fidesz supported István Tarlós win his third consecutive term on October 13 or this time joint leftist opposition candidate Gergely Karácsony will defeat the incumbent mayor? Also, what are the chances …

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Viktor Orbán’s son-in-law amongst the top 100 wealthiest of Hungary

István Tiborcz, Hungarian Prime Minister VIktor Orbán’s son-in-law made his debut on the list of the top 100 wealthiest businessmen at the 32nd place. According to napi.hu‘s assessment, he is worth 35 billion Forints (~€107 million) and he is the youngest person on the list. István Tiborcz’s wealth grew mostly …

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Donald Trump and Viktor Orbán to meet in Washington on 13 May

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed to origo.hu that: US President Donald Trump had invited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for a working visit in Washington on 13 May. The meeting will be about energy security, US-Hungarian defence cooperation and bilateral relations, and questions of security in the region. Earlier, …

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Peopleʼs Party suspends Fidesz with immediate effect

Hungaryʼs governing populist party Fidesz has been suspended by the centre-right European Peopleʼs Party (EPP), the biggest political grouping in the European Parliament, after a vote triggered by what many member parties see as Fideszʼs defiance of EU policies and EPP values, according to breaking reports Wednesday evening. In an …

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